I bought my one-owner '79 Esprit near the end of last summer season. Before I tucked it away for the winter I put it in new exterior paint, installed a new interior (carpet, seat covers, headliner), and replaced leaf springs and brakes. I also used some foam degreaser to clean the engine bay, which must've been TOO effective, since my hood latch release cord snapped off the next day. I'm hoping it didn't dry out anything else to that same degree.
I'll be taking it out of hibernation in the next few days and my first project this year is going to be to spruce up/detail the engine bay.
Of course the engine (a 301, unfortunately - but it is original numbers-matching, and low miles, and starts and runs like a charm so far), needs a good refresh of blue paint.
My question is, how do I best prep and paint it while it's still seated in the engine bay, to prevent overspray and a real messy job? This is my first time doing such a project and have learned to research first to avoid creating more work down the line.
Hope you guys can offer some advice and tips!